The Early Education Show

Talking the policy and politics of education and young children in Australia.

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We're back with full episodes on February 8, but this bonus episode gives listeners access to the first episode of our supporter-only series "Exploring the NQS". This weekly series features Liam look...
January 11, 2019
For the third year running we present our end-of-year episode! We provide an overview of the big moments from 2018, make some predictions for what might be to come in 2019, and the answer a few listen...
December 21, 2018
There’s been a flurry of ECEC news in December, and we didn’t want to wait until February to chat about it. Get up to speed with our quick bonus episode!
December 18, 2018
For our last regular episode of the year, we turn the microphone over to two early childhood education leaders. Anna Whitty (Executive Director, Northside Children’s Services) speaks with Wendy Mack...
November 30, 2018
This week Lisa and Liam talk about community management of early education services with the ex-President of Alstonville Community Preschool Katherine Buckley. Katherine talks to us about the challeng...
November 23, 2018
This week we tackle one of the most exciting and thrilling topics in early education - service policies and procedures! We discuss why they’re actually important, how you can approach them and w...
November 16, 2018
Lisa, Leanne and Liam are joined this week by Professor Deborah Harcourt to discuss the growing trend of early education environments all having similar looks. Where has this trend come from, and what...
November 9, 2018
This week Lisa and Liam chat with Charlene Smith from the Mitchell Institute about their new report The Capable Country, which calls for rapid government action to boost capabilities across all stages...
November 2, 2018
Earlier this week, the Prime Minister Scott Morrison apologised on behalf of the nation  for failing and abandoning the thousands of survivors of institutional child sex abuse. The Apology came after...
October 26, 2018
Lisa and Leanne are taking an extra (well-deserved) week off, so Liam takes a look at the Labor Party's recent early education policy announcements regarding three-year-old preschool and free TAFE pla...
October 19, 2018

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